The A’s search for a new home in Oakland has narrowed to three locations, but the team appears to have strong interest in a 13-acre site near downtown that is now the headquarters of the Peralta Community College District. Read more and view aerial photo here.
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It appears the Oakland Athletics have plans for a new stadium. A’s president Dave Kaval said in March that a ballpark site announcement was on schedule for 2017. But on Friday, the A’s more confidently tweeted “a ballpark site in Oakland will be announced later this year.” Read more and see tweet here.
The University of Kentucky Athletics Department officially broke ground on the construction of a new baseball stadium on Thursday. Construction is expected to take 18-20 months, meaning the stadium will open in late fall 2018 in time for the 2019 UK baseball season. Read more and view aerial rendering here.
There are, as Wichita (KS) Mayor Jeff Longwell puts it, “plenty of checks and balances” that must occur before ground breaks on a new baseball stadium downtown. There are also endpoints to each of those checks that make the project increasingly realistic. Read more here.
The managing partner of the Boise Hawks (Single-A, Northwest League) ownership group is poised to buy 11 acres in Downtown Boise (ID), part of which he would donate to the city for the construction of a 5,000-seat, multisport stadium and event center. Read more and view location photos here.
Despite warnings from city officials that the Texas Rangers could leave town unless the team’s owners get help to build a new ballpark, the latest poll shows Arlington voters are evenly split on spending taxpayer dollars to subsidize construction of a $1 billion, retractable-roof stadium. Read more here.
At the work session, Savage (MN) Parks and Recreation Manager Greg Boatman said the most significant difference between the various plans is a proposed new entrance off of Connelly Parkway on the southwest end of the park. A full-size baseball stadium is included in all of the concepts. According to Boatman:
“This is a full-size, 400-feet to center field baseball field with all the accompanying amenities, grandstand, dugouts, the whole kit and caboodle.”